† Wharf at 179 Commercial Street

Joseph Manta’s Wharf
Joseph Manta arrived in the United States in 1854, sailed, opened a grocery store in 1876 and then bought this wharf in 1882, which then was known as Joseph Manta’s Wharf, and denominated 180 Commercial Street. He acted as a wholesale agent for several large schooners, and also prepared dried salt cod. His wife was Philomena Manta, a name that ought to ring a very resonant bell for lovers of Provincetown history and the work of Charles W. Hawthorne.

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